Developer WugFresh has updated the Nexus Root Toolkit to add support for the new 2013 model Nexus 7 tablet and other Nexus phones and tablets running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The toolkit is basically a one-stop-shop for rooting, unlocking the bootloader, unrooting, or re-locking a Nexus device. It makes the process fairly quick and painless… assuming everything goes right the first time.

Nexus Root Toolkit

The risk of using this sort of toolkit is that it lets you perform some pretty advanced magic on your phone or tablet without necessarily understanding what’s taking place behind the scenes. So if you run into a problem when using a toolkit to unlock or root an Android device, you may not be very well equipped to jump into a command line and use ADB or Fastboot commands to find the fix the problem.

So proceed with caution before using any toolkit on an Android device. But if you’re looking for a shortcut and you’re willing to take the time to troubleshoot problems if anything goes wrong, this sort of Toolkit really can be a bit of a time-saver.

WugFresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit v1.6.6 or later will not only let you root or unlock a device. You can also use it to backup your data to your computer, set file permission, install apps, install custom recovery, flash a boot image, and more.

The software’s designed to run on a Windows computer. You can download the latest version from WugFresh’s website, or read more about the toolkit at the xda-developers forum.

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3 replies on “Nexus Root Toolkit makes rooting new Nexus 7 easy (mildly risky)”

  1. So long as you understand why you are rooting your device you might as well use this, I tried the manual method and gave up..this just works and its kinda fun watching it mess with your device on the rapid. OTG with charging/NTFS compatibility and to overclock a little bit was the aim…mission accomplished.
    Deserves a few dollars.

    P.S not upgraded to 4.4.etc.etc as flash issues etc …have they resolved this?

  2. Great to hear there is support for rooting the new Nexus 7 already.
    I have a mac, though, and it just takes me 10 mins in a terminal to root a prior gen Nexus 7. Most of that time is just waiting for the tablet to do its thing. I look forward to discovering what is going on under the hood.

  3. I’ve used Wugfresh’s toolkit twice on both my Nexus 4 and 7. It is very easy to use, and it just works.

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